be sharp, dull

Dull and Sharp

 

Be Sharp –ukye-

 

This form of the verb always incorporates nouns.

 

uˀšrukyeh             It is a sharp axe.

[oo-oo-shroo-kyeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ˀšr-                  noun root – axe

-ukye-              verb root – be sharp

-h                     stative aspect

 

 

undurahšrukyeh    It is a sharp needle.

[oon-doo-rah-shroo-kyeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndurahšr-        noun root – needle

-ukye-              verb root – be sharp

-h                     stative aspect

 

 

Be Sharp -ndukye-

 

This form of the verb does not incorporate nouns.

 

undukyeh            It is sharp.

[oon-doo-kyeh]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndukye-          verb root – be sharp

-h                     stative aspect

 

Be Dull, Blunt -ndukwaę-

 

This verb does not incorporate nouns.

 

undukwa[1]ęʼ          It is dull, blunted.

[oon-doo-kwah-en-en]

u-                     feminine-zoic singular patient – it

-ndukwaę-       verb root – be dull, blunted

-ˀ                      stative aspect

aʼšrutęˀ                                    undukwaęʼ                It is a dull, blunted axe

It is an axe of such a nature    it is dull, blunted

 

aʼšrutęˀ        It is an axe of such a nature.

[ah-ah-shroo-ten-en]

aˀšr-     feminine-zoic singular agent – it + noun root – axe

-utę-     verb root – be dull blunted

-ˀ          stative aspect

 

 

 

 

[1] It could be that the -wa- in this verb represents an undoer root suffix.

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